VOLUNTARY RELEASE, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISKS BY PARTICIPANT
(This document affects your legal rights. Read it carefully)
The undersigned individual acknowledges and represents that she/he wishes to participate in a voluntary event/activity at a Stearns County Park/Trail. The event/activity is not an essential service of Stearns County and should not be considered an official Stearns County event or activity. The undersigned individual further acknowledges and understands that any “instructor” or “organizer” of any event/activity is not acting within the scope of any employment relationship with Stearns County.
The undersigned individual acknowledges and agrees that the voluntary event/activity has inherent risks known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, including the risk of serious injury, death, or property damage. The undersigned individual acknowledges, represents and agrees that she/he assumes all risks attendant to participating in the event/activity at a Stearns County Park/Trail. The undersigned individual voluntarily agrees and promises to accept and assume all responsibilities, and injuries, death, illness, disease, or damage to herself/himself or her/his property arising from participation in this event/activity. The undersigned individual is voluntarily participating in this event/activity with knowledge of the dangers and risks involved, and no one is forcing her/him to participate.
The undersigned individual hereby knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently waives all claims for injury or other loss against Stearns County arising from said individual’s voluntary participation in the event/activity. Further, the undersigned individual hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Stearns County, its officials, officers, employees, agents and assigns, harmless from any claims, demands, actions or causes of action, as well as any injury, damage, or other loss, if any, suffered by the undersigned individual as a result of said individual’s voluntary participation in the event/activity at a Stearns County Park/Trail.
I will follow all rules, guidelines, and park ordinances regulating the use of Stearns County Parks/Trails.
I understand that entering into and signing this agreement affects my legal rights and results in my giving up or waiving certain legal rights and I accept this and sign this agreement of my own free will. My signature indicates that I have read this entire document, understand it completely, acknowledge that it cannot be modified or changed in any way by oral representations, and agree to be bound by its terms. This agreement shall be binding on behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate.
The St. Cloud River Runners (SCRR) club assumes by participating in any of our sanctioned events, you accept the following: I know that running and volunteering to work in club races and potentially hazardous activities. I certify I am medically able to perform in these events and am in good health. I assume all risk associated with running and/or volunteering in SCRR sanctioned events, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather including heat or humidity, ice or snow, the condition of the road and traffic on the course; all such risks being accepted by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, by participating in SCRR activities I waive and release any and all right and claims for damages I may have against the St. Cloud River Runners (SCRR), Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), United States Association of Track and Field (USATF), and any and all members, sponsors, and their representatives, from all claims or liability arising out of my participation in SCRR officiated/sanctioned events, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant SCRR permission to all of the foregoing to use my photos, recordings, or any other record of sanction events for any legitimate purpose.